Help & Hope For Elijah

Elijah Gauthier will be 1 year old on August 15, 2012. The first year of life has been trying as it began with a rough start. After a very prolonged and difficult labor Elijah was delivered c-section. He took his first breath at 2 and a half minutes and developed seizures shortly thereafter. He has moderate to severe brain injury from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. He was recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy at Boston Children's Hospital, where most of his medical care is provided. Although he will be turning 1 very soon he is unable to sit, stand or crawl. He continues to have difficulties holding his head up. Because the brain injury affected both sides of his brain, Elijah has weakness on both sides of his body. All four limbs are affected including his core. It is difficult for him to move his muscles due to uncoordinated muscle movements and spasms. He is also legally blind. Elijah receives therapy services in the home 4-5 times a week. He is determined, motivated and very, very lovable. He is the sweetest baby and loves to smile.

A fund raiser is being held in Elijah's name in effort to pay for medical expenses and expensive medical equipment he needs not otherwise covered by insurance. His parents are also going to use the money toward educational supplies from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (www.iahp.org) which will benefit Elijah's outcome. Any resources will also be used for therapies, treatments, copays, prescriptions, etc...

As parents we would like to give Elijah the best life possible, thank you for your generous donations.
  • Aunty Paula 
    • $100 
    • 88 mos
  • Timothy Hannan 
    • $50 
    • 88 mos
  • Claudiu Salvan 
    • $25 
    • 90 mos
  • amber wojnar 
    • $20 
    • 90 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 90 mos
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Organizer

Leah Gauthier 
Organizer
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